Shearwater Cruises

Llyn Peninsula

We specialise in scenic coastal cruises, visiting off-shore seal and seabird colonies where we usually see and are regularly joined by the resident Dolphins. Our nature cruises take us to beautiful coves, spectacular cliffs and around magnificent off-shore islands, including the St Tudwals', Gwylans and Bardsey. We also undertake diving charters for clubs and groups along the same coastline.

 Shearwater is berthed in Hafan Pwllheli (Marina) that provides easy walk-on/off access for passengers. Providing that weather conditions are suitable and we have sufficient passengers, we embark on 3 cruises daily.

1.30p.m. Cruise:- We visit seal and seabird colonies of both St. Tudwal's and Bardsey Islands, return along the west coast of Bardsey Island, cruise through Bardsey Sound, and cross Aberdaron Bay to Ynys Gwylan Fawr. Here we pause and have tea by the puffin colony. We then follow the spectacular coast through Hell's Mouth, across Abersoch Bay to Llanbedrog Headland and after a cruise of almost 70 miles, we arrive back in Pwllheli at approximately 5.30.

6.15 p.m. Cruise:- Regular customers over the last 2 years of our operation asked us to put on a cruise where the fabulous coastal scenery could be viewed in the light of the setting sun. Our route is very similar to that of the morning cruise, but we linger far longer at the popular spots, particularly under the superbcliffs of Hell's Mouth where the sunset towards Bardsey Island can be seen at its best. Passengers can enjoy their picnic suppers during the slow and tranquil return along the coast, arriving back in Pwllheli at dusk.


Cruise Routes Map


Individual Bookings are made through the Pwllheli Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01758 613000.

Group Bookings - We regularly undertake tailor-made group booking itineraries to include birthdays, anniversaries special events etc. So to book the whole boat (based on parties up to 12 people) contact the owners Tel: 01758 740899. 

It will not have escaped anybody's notice that Shearwater has a flying-bridge. This enables the boat to be controlled from either inside the wheelhouse or from this very high vantage point, which is extremely important in spotting sea mammals and divers!

Galley features on the boat include a sink with a fresh water supply, an electronically controlled cooker and ceramic twin hob, both of which are fuelled by diesel and a refrigerator with separate ice compartment.  We also have a stainless steel gas barbecue and twin gas hob mounted on the aft deck.

The boat is also fitted for 240 volt AC shore power with integral chargers for the 4 separate battery banks (2 starting and 2 service for each hull)

Shearwater has 2 Perkins Sabre 215HP turbo diesels, giving a top speed of 25 knots, cruising at about 19/20 knots.


Shearwater Contact Information
Alan and Susie Gray,
"Eriador", Lon Pin, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7PG
Tel: +44 (0) 1758-740899 Mobile: +44 (0) 7815-717241
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All photographs Alan Gray

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